When we think about the balance between work and private life, ideally, we would finish with work on time and still have the rest of the day dedicated to our family, friends and hobbies. As most of us know, reality is a bit different and we often struggle to manage our jobs and free time with our loved ones. Here are 3 ways to stay balanced when work seems like too much.
1. Recognize when you are spinning your wheels – If you are continuing to sit at your desk after the focus is lost, you are making a mistake. Finish with work then and there and pick things up the next morning, or if that is not an option, at least take a break and move away from your desk. This will help you to get things going again.
2. Pay attention to your physical well-being – Your productivity decreases significantly when you feel tired or restless, so make it a priority to move your body. Even a small thing – like taking a walk during lunch break – will make you more alert, get your blood flowing and will improve your outlook.
3. Ask for help from people closest to you – If you are working long hours or having a hectic week, let your roommate, friend or a family member know about it. Ask them to help you out with an errand or chores and make sure to return the favor once you have more free time. That way you will be able to focus on work and not stress about what is waiting for you at home.
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